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Pelosi: Obamacare Was an “Overwhelming Success”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said at a press briefing Thursday that Obamacare was an “overwhelming success.”

“By and large [Obamacare] has been overwhelmingly successful, not 100 percent,” Pelosi said.

Pelosi blamed Republicans for any problems that Obamacare has faced: “The money was there to mitigate for [high-risk pools]. The Republicans would not allow us to spend the money once they had the majority.”

Pressed on her claim of Obamacare’s success, Pelosi doubled down and repeated the claim.

Under Obamacare, premiums have continued to rise, with Chris Conover of Forbes writing, “there was no evidence that Obamacare had slowed down the rate of health insurance premium increases faced by workers relative to the rise in wages.”

Meanwhile much of the country has seen all but one or two insurance providers leaving their markets, according to The New York Times. The de facto monopolies that these insurance providers enjoy denies Americans the ability to choose a health insurance plan that suits their needs.